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Corpus

[Latin, Body, aggregate, or mass.]

Corpus might be used to mean a human body, or a body or group of laws. The term is used often in Civil Law to denote a substantial or positive fact, as opposed to one that is ambiguous. The corpus of a trust is the sum of money or property that is set aside to produce income for a named beneficiary. In the law of estates, the corpus of an estate is the amount of property left when an individual dies. Corpus juris means a body of law or a body of the law. Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®) is an all-inclusive, multivolume legal encyclopedia.

corpus

n. 1) Latin for body. 2) the principal (usually money, securities, and other assets) of a trust or estate as distinguished from interest or profits.

corpus

noun aggregate, aggregation, amassment, assemblage, body, bulk, chief part, collection, collectivity, compages, compilation, complexus, concentration, concretion, confluence, conglomerate, core, cornerstone, corporality, corporeity, cumulation, embodiment, ensemble, essence, fullness, grand total, gross amount, grouping, import, importance, inclusiveness, integrality, integration, keynote, legal body, legal entity, main body, main part, major part, mass, materiality, materialization, matter, pith, plenum, principal, principle, quantity, quintessence, res, signification, solid substance, solidarity, structure, substance, substantiality, sum, sum and substance, sum total, summation, total, totality, weight, whole, wholeness
Associated concepts: corpus delicti, corpus juris, corpus of a trust
See also: body, bulk, cornerstone, corpse, entity, person, substance

CORPUS. A Latin word, which signifies body; as, corpus delicti, the body of the offence, the essence of the crime; corpus juris canonis, the body of the canon law; corpus juris civilis, the body of the Civil law.

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This seems particularly important for cancers of the prostate, colon and rectum in men and for cancers of the breast, ovary, corpus uteri and thyroid in women.
Although we found more MHC II+ cells in the first region of the cornu uteri in estrus and in the first region of the corpus uteri in diestrus, no statistically significant difference in the number of positive cells was found between estrus and diestrus in the endometrium or outside the endometrium (Table 2).
Figures published by the Welsh cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, show there are 355 cases of cancer of the corpus uteri (womb) a year, the majority are endometrial cancers.
DISCUSSION: Cervical pregnancy is defined as implantation and development of the fertilized ovum within the cervical structure without involving the Corpus uteri.